Like so many different areas of leisure, thepandemic struck and pumped the brakes on the the season’s begin. In actual fact, a call to postpone — and finally — the season’s begin on the Australian Grand Prix got here mighty near race day.
After weeks of shutdowns and breaks for F1 groups, it seems like we could have a stable date for after we’ll be handled to a race. F1 CEO Chase Carey wrote on Monday the group goals to start out the season on July 5 with the Austrian Grand Prix because the season’s kickoff. Already, we have missed quite a few races and seen a handful canceled outright, most just lately the French Grand Prix.
Nonetheless, “we at the moment are more and more assured with the progress of our plans to start our season this summer time,” Carey wrote in his announcement. All of the whereas, he underscored the well being and security of everybody concerned with F1 shall be on the forefront of any choice.
Ought to F1 transfer ahead with a July begin to the season, we’ll be in for an abbreviated one. July, August and September would see groups race within the remaining European Grands Prix. The latter half of September, then October and November, would take groups to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas. Last races would happen within the Gulf area in December as scheduled. This might cram in between 15-18 races.
The early races would, seemingly, function no followers to witness the on-track motion — solely groups and supporting personnel can be on the observe. Because the group evaluates thescenario together with native governments, we might see stands as soon as once more will with followers, nevertheless it’s nowhere close to confirmed at this level.
However, that is the sport plan for now. We’ll definitely hold a watchful eye on happenings to see if we’ll be handled to some racing motion in any respect this yr.